The film and television industry directory, Film Bang, has been working with BECTU Vision to help make film and television production in Scotland work more sustainably.
With support from Scottish Enterprise and Screen Scotland, they’ve created a Reuse Hub which will enable film and television practitioners and productions to source, sell and share materials between film and television productions in Scotland.
Launching today during Scotland's Climate Week, the new Reuse Hub is embedded in the Film Bang website and will enable all sorts of materials such as props, costumes, kit, consumables and production supplies to be exchanged between productions rather than routinely bought new and discarded at the end of a production.
BECTU Vision’s Screen Sustainability Manager, Mairi Claire Bowser, said: “Having come to my current role from a background of working directly in Props and Set Decoration departments for film & tv production across the UK, I’m aware of how wasteful productions can be, and that we’re often regularly buying a lot of the same things on each new production. The opportunity for productions and crew to be able to sell, share, and source materials from any department amongst each other directly is a great one, and I’m delighted for our industry in Scotland to be leading the way with this model of localised materials sharing directly between productions, and it being embedded directly within our industry.”
Film Bang’s Amy Hamilton said: “I am delighted for Film Bang to be hosting Scotland’s Reuse Hub and very proud to be working with BECTU Vision in providing this new platform for the industry. Our Reuse Hub will help to reduce some of the barriers previously faced by productions in reducing waste and environmental impact, and provides a positive step towards Scotland’s film and television industry becoming more sustainable.
Film Bang has supported the industry for many years and is the longest running directory for crew, facilities, and production companies in Scotland. Our website is already well known and accessed by people working in the industry therefore provides a perfect place to host the Reuse Hub. I am excited to see it in action!”
Louise V Say, Producer said: “Productions accumulate lots of things during a shoot. Reuse Hub is a great way to tap into an instant network where items can be sold and shared with other productions - a great way to reduce our footprint and provide something useful for another show. It’s a win win!”
Anyone can access and list items on the new Reuse Hub by creating a log-in account on the Film Bang website and subscribers can opt-in to receive notifications of listings on their profile: https://www.filmbang.com/reusehub
Want to find out more? Join Bectu Vision online on Saturday 7 October 2023 at 1000 to hear more about existing infrastructure and routes for redistribution at our Materials Reuse in Scotland’s Screen Sector Knowledge Exchange. Register for the Materials Reuse in Scotland’s Screen Sector online session
Film Bang is the essential guide for Film and TV production in Scotland. From its inception over 40 years ago, Film Bang has developed into the definitive source of information, listing Production Companies, Facilities and Technicians.
Bectu, a sector of Prospect, is the trade union for those working in the media, entertainment, digital and communications industry. Established in 2010, Bectu Vision delivers targeted short courses and a drama training programme of activity to support the skills development of freelance film and television practitioners in Scotland. Bectu Vision is funded by Screen Scotland, Scottish Union Learning and the BBC. The Screen Sustainability Manager position is supported by Screen Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Glasgow City Council. https://bectu.org.uk/bectu-vision/
Scottish Enterprise is the national economic development agency which helps businesses to innovate and scale to transform Scotland’s economy. Putting net zero at the heart of everything they do, their focus is on the areas where they make the biggest difference - innovation, investment and international. https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/
Screen Scotland is driving the cultural, social and economic development of all aspects of Scotland’s film and tv industry through enhanced funding, services and support with backing from Scottish Government and The National Lottery. Screen Scotland sits within Creative Scotland and works in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Funding Council to ensure the sector’s continued growth. screen.scot / Twitter / Instagram. Learn more about the value of art and creativity in Scotland at www.ourcreativevoice.scot
Co-Manager, BECTU Vision